In China, one Chongqing resident by the name of Lin Zeliu, age 44, has spent about 3 million yuan (US$479,350) over the past 25 years on his collection of 150 antique beds. They were made and slept on in the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing (1636 – 1912) dynasties.
Lin stores them in a 1,000-square-meter warehouse, which he pays an annual rent of 100,000 yuan (US$15,980) for. But he worries that the space is slightly damp, which can be damaging for his precious wooden antiques. He hopes to open a museum instead, so he can share these historic relics with more people from everywhere.
Lin was once offered a generous 100 million yuan (US$15,978,270) for his unusual collection of beds by three businessmen but he turned them down. ‘I am reluctant to sell them, because each was bought with my heart’, quipped this very unique bedfellow.
Via CCTV News